September 19 – October 28, 2014
Opening reception Friday, September 19th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Elizabeth Allen received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1972 where she spent her last year in Rome studying the Italian masters. She continued studying with American Master painters at the Art Students League of New York where she gained a classical foundation in painting the figure, portraiture and still life. Her move to Vermont in 1989 opened a whole new world of landscape painting, as only Vermont can. Her award winning paintings have been published in 2 books by International Artist “How to Paint Landscapes” and “How to Paint Still Life and Flowers”. Her painting was also included in Verve Editions “The Art of Lake Champlain”. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Art Students League of New York.
“For me, painting landscape is capturing the color created by light and atmosphere in fleeting moments throughout the day. An early morning mist is a lavender veil enveloping the valley—I marvel at how it transforms the scene. Autumn foliage against a yellow sky adds even more color when I thought nature couldn’t add any more to its palette. Atmosphere changes the colors of the layers of hills and trees as they go off into the distance— inspiring me to find those unnamable colors on my palette. I see color changes in a quiet still life as the light source wraps itself around the forms. These are the things that inspire me to paint— finding those color surprises.”